Becketts Park is the largest green space serving the Headingley area and is well used for leisure, sport and play and also for parking for various events. There have been many concerns and suggestions for improvements regarding Becketts Park over the last few years. When visiting other parks in the area we see that they have more facilities than we enjoy on Becketts Park, and that they also have a “Friends of … Park”. We feel that it’s time for Becketts Park to have its own “Friends”. There are many people who already pick litter and try to keep the park looking at its best. This does not go unnoticed and is appreciated.
If you would like to become involved and have a say in how Becketts Park develops in the future then please email Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org. Margaret is in the process of setting up “Friends of Becketts Park” and is looking for people to join the group.
Cllr Sue Bentley has recently written to say that funding has been identified which is time limited and needs to be spent quickly.
Weetwood councillors wish to protect the park by improving the perimeter fencing (protection from eg Traveller encampments) and at the same time add some other facilities such as new benches, bins, signage and the installation of adult fitness equipment.